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After a video call with State CMs - most of whom want the lockdown extended - the Prime Minister could be considering a two-week extension.
After a video call with State CMs - most of whom want the lockdown extended - the Prime Minister could be considering a two-week extension.


05:00 PM

Swiss death toll rises to 831

04:41 PM

Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief virus lockdown

  • Businesses in Tehran will be allowed to reopen next Saturday, provided they register with authorities and follow guidelines on social distancing set out by the Health Ministry.

  • Government offices in the capital will reopen with two-thirds of employees coming in and the rest working remotely.


04:31 PM

117 positive cases reported in Rajasthan on Saturday; total cases in the state up to 678

04:20 PM

Prime Minister Modi will not address the nation today: Prasar Bharati

04:11 PM

From the Health Ministry's daily briefing:



04:11 PM

MHA, in a letter today, requested states/UTs to provide police security to doctors and other medical staff, as needed, in hospitals and quarantine facilities

- Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

04:09 PM

PM has said extension is inevitable: Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa

Guidelines for the extension and its implementation for the next 15 days will be issued in a couple of days, Yediyurappa added.

03:56 PM

China auto sales sink 48.4% in March

The decline was an improvement over February's record-setting 81.7% sales plunge after auto dealerships and other businesses were shut down to fight the try to stop the virus's spread.

03:53 PM

52 fresh positive cases in Old Delhi


03:31 PM

Most states requested PM to extend the lockdown for two more weeks: Sources

Sources have indicated that the Centre is considering this request.

03:23 PM